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Brunch Stout Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains


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Brunch is like breakfast, except you get maple sausage and more calories. This stout is like a stout you may have had from a brewery across the pond that makes great American-style beers, except it’s better. Let’s admit it - sometimes the homebrew is better than the commercial version. Loaded with hops, coffee, roast, really dark Candi sugar, all the good stuff. Finish it off with a bloody Mary and a High Life chaser.

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Brunch: a portmanteau of "breakfast" and "lunch". Brunch Stout: a collision of brunch as a particularly indulgent meal time, and a particularly indulgent stout. 60 IBUs, loaded with sumptuous malt, acidic and tangy coffee, and wildly fruity Candi syrup, this is a stout that does not know when to stop. There's something here for every interpretation of this decadent mid-cycle ritual, from the sweet to the savory, the simple to the intricate. Explore the limits of American-style stout as you know it with your new deviously delicious companion.

Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons
Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Brunch Stout Extract Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional Style USA
Original Gravity 1068
Total Time to Make 6 weeks
4.9 / 5.0
28 Reviews
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You can actually taste chocolate flavor, and a hint of coffee dances around the edge.
Bottled Sunday Brunch Stout yesterday. Tasted great coming out the fermenter. I left this in primary 26 days at 64 F. Added 4 oz maltodextrine to priming sugar to maximize head retention. This is a medium sweet stout. You can actually taste chocolate flavor, and a hint of coffee dances around the edge.
June 1, 2013
Amazing stout for an extract
I tested a bottle for carbonation after 12 days - and I can't believe this is an extract brew and be this good.Aroma: Chocolate/Coffee/Roasted MaltsTaste: Dark Chocolate/Coffee and dark fruit.Mouthfeel: Smoooooth with an acidic back end. I will buy this again in a freaking second
July 20, 2013
This is a great full flavor brew. Creamy with a good head & dark color. If you favor stouts, this one is the best. Very delicious.
December 15, 2013
Coffee in your Face
First things first the 3lb of steeping grains just barely fits in the steeping bag NB supplies in the kit, do yourself a favor and just by one more muslin bag for the $1 you will thank yourself. I bought an extra bag as other had mentioned this allows the grains to have a higher surface area with the steeping water once the grains swell during the 20min steep. I steeped the full 4oz of beans that I ground coarsely once the boil was below 190 degrees for 12 min. The coffee flavor is strong as you would expect for a flame out addition but it not too much, this is what this beer is a strong coffee flavored beer, not a stout with a hint of coffee. This is a coffee in your face kind of stout. If you want less coffee steep the coffee beans for a shorter period of time like less than 5 min. I have had the beer in the primary for about 5 weeks now and plan to bottle in another week. My yeast reached full attenuation target without a problem in about 8 days.
November 4, 2015
Smells amazing
I just brewed this kit last weekend. I can honestly say it made our house smell amazing. My only negative comment would be that the grain bag should have been a little bigger, as the kit has 3 pounds of specialty grains. We were able to get them to fit in the bag provided, but a slightly larger bag would have been welcome. I can't wait to see how it turns out.
October 30, 2013
Pretty Darn Good...
My wife bought me this kit for a fathers day gift. I do enjoy stouts but due to the inherent nature of stouts, they are drank differently than most beers (i.e. you can't / won't drink more than 1-2 per session). I can't say I would have bought this kit if I had the choice per se, but I am glad she bought it for me. I did this recipe "by the book" with the exception of doing a full boil of approximately 6.25 gallons, and only using 2 OZ of supplied coffee (it smelled very dark) and did another 2OZ of mild red can Folgers. I highly recommend using a hop bag for the coffee addition. Although steeping grains aren't "mashable", I did 45 minutes at 154° with the steeping grains, then proceeded per directions. I didn't add any extra fermentables, but somehow my OG was WAY over at 1.081 (not a big deal). I fermented with a 2 liter starter of Wyeast 1028 London Ale and fermented a little warm at about 69-70 degrees. I checked gravity after 1 week and it was 1.022, after another 3 weeks I rechecked and it was FG of 1.022, so 1 month primary. I racked to a keg and let sit at 10PSI / 36° for 2 months. Today was first tasting and it is a very please beer. Be advised it is VERY coffee forward. The typical cocoa / chocolate notes are more restrained. For a stout it has a clean finish crisp finish without a "heavy" mouthfeel that you can get with many stouts. I think this beer on nitro would be interesting. Anyways this beer came out to 7.6% ABV and it's quite good, but for those who don't like coffee I'd consider using half of the recommended amount, or possibly add exspresso / cold brew to taste.
September 1, 2017
Very Active Fermentation and Very Delicious Result
This brew started out on a challenging note, with the yeast a bit too happy and a blocked up air lock (and a swelled beyond recognition fermenter). I made a quick fix with a blow off and it remained very active for 3+ days. I left it in primary for 2.5 weeks, then cold crashed and bottled for 3 additional weeks. The end result is one of the very best stouts I have had and one that I want to keep all to myself. This will have a permanent spot in my annual rotation from now on!
December 26, 2016
11 months ago
The Morning After
The beer at this point is still bottle conditioning but through the boil, in the carboy it smelt wonderful! I can't wait to try this dark beast I named, "The morning after."
March 28, 2016
Have made this extract kit a couple of times and love it It ages well also
December 29, 2016
over 2 years ago
Great beer.
My favorite stout kit. Great with or without the coffee addition.
May 2, 2017
1 year ago
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How and when are the coffee beans added? In a muslin bag?
O R on Mar 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The coffee beans were ground coarsely and added at the end of the boil off the stove. I let them sit for 15/30 min prior to cooling with my wort chiller. And I put my stuff straight in the Carboy with no muslin bag. I filter it out on my transfer to the secondary. Hope this help! Cheers!
Has anybody tried substituting cold brew in the secondary? Instead of adding the beans at the end of the boil? If so, how much cold brew would you add?
O R on Sep 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I do not know of anyone specifically that has done this, but I see no reason why you could not. I would make a small amount of cold brew coffee and add it to the secondary, a little at a time. This way, you can add just the right amount to your preference.
The bag that the kit comes with says it is 4 oz. but it actually measures out to be 3 times that amount at 12 oz. Are you supposed to use all 12 oz or just 4 oz? Thanks
John S. on Apr 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hello John,

Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! That sounds like a mistake on our part. One of the members of our production team must have over filled the bag with coffee. You will just want to use the 4 oz. rather than the whole 12 oz. I hope that this helps!
anyone have a final gravity ?
J O on Mar 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The final gravity would probably be close to 1.014-1.018, somewhere like that. This will vary depending on the yeast used. You can usually count on 70-75% attenuation. -Mike W, Northern Brewer
What is the approximate ABV ?
J C on Nov 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This will finish with about 6-6.5% ABV

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